Civic Triangle Progress

Media Response 23 May 2014
Please attribute the following comments to City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty

What is the current state of the development of the triangle?

The City of South Perth appointed Jones Lang La Salle to sell the Civic Triangle site through an Expressions of Interest campaign.

The City has extended an invitation to four firms to participate through to stage two. However, the City is unable to issue any further information at this point due to commercial confidentiality.

Can you give me a brief history of the development process so far?

The City of South Perth has progressively been acquiring land within the site, which is made up of 9 separate lots, since 1986 with the strategic objective and vision of consolidating the lots to facilitate a vibrant mixed-use development at this location. 

The property will be developed consistent with the provisions of the City’s Town Planning Scheme, which provides an opportunity for a substantial development at this location.  The site is centrally located within the surrounding South Perth Station Precinct. 

What does stage two of the process involve? 
What is the future timeline for the development? How many stages are left? Which current buildings located on the triangle will remain? (post office, police station?)
Stage two involves the consideration of the proposals shortlisted in more detail and the selection of the preferred submission.

The Civic Triangle is the gateway to South Perth. Any developments under Amendment 25 need to be cognisant and respectful of the prime location as well as the existing cultural heritage of the area. The Civic Triangle site is recognised as a landmark development opportunity. The City anticipates a high-class development to be built on the site.

In regards to development on and adjacent to the heritage site, Amendment 25 has been specifically drafted to ensure that places of heritage value in the precinct are retained and respected.

What is the City's vision for the parcel of land?
The City’s Civic Triangle is one of the most significant development sites to be offered in years.

The City envisages a vibrant, connected and dynamic public space incorporated into the design that will be a central attraction for the South Perth community.

The City’s vision is to build on the vibrant Mends Street Precinct, so this area south of the river is as attractive and comparable to other inner city areas such as Subiaco, East Perth and Mount Lawley, with a special feel that is integral to South Perth. The site has numerous attributes providing outstanding opportunity for development.

The minimum prescribed building height limit is 41 metres with potential for this to be increased. The flexibility of the zoning means that the property may be adapted to suit a variety of different uses, with a broad range of mixed use development, incorporating hotel, restaurants, cafés, shops, offices and residential. 

The Civic Triangle has easy access to public transport, the freeway network, riverfront pedestrian and cycle paths as well as close proximity to the Mends Street jetty offering direct ferry access to the Perth CBD. 

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